I haven't been much interested in alloy frame 1911's although there are a couple older model alloy Kimbers somewhere in the safe. The LGS has a DW EPC that I got to handle a couple days ago. First one I had ever seen and I was impressed. I must say it was a nice, compact well balanced little fellow. Kind of renewed my interested in alloy frames. This one was 9mm. Not sure if I pulled the trigger one whether it would be .45 or 9. Think I would lean slightly towards a .45. He also had a used DW Guardian I fondled. Guardian is nice quality as all DW's but didn't seem quite as uh ? "refined" as the EPC. Too many nice guns too choose from these days.